Legal Resources

Legal Services of Alabama  

The Mobile office of Legal Services of Alabama covers the counties of Baldwin, Conecuh, Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington. Call the number below for eligibility and intake. Among other types of cases they handle eviction defense, garnishment defense, Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy, protection from abuse orders, and public benefits. 

New Clients- (866) 456-4995 

Statewide Volunteer Lawyers Programs: 

These programs assist in matching low income clients with volunteer (pro bono) attorneys in certain civil subject matters in areas of Alabama outside of Baldwin, Clarke, Mobile and Washington Counties. 

Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program- serves Madison County (256) 539-2275 

Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program- serves Jefferson County and part of Shelby County (205) 250-5198 

Montgomery County Volunteer Lawyers Program- serves Montgomery County (334) 265-0222 

Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program- serves all Alabama Counties except for Baldwin, Birmingham, Clarke, Jefferson, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery and Washington: 888-857-8571

Additional Resources:

Alabama Legal Help (operated by Legal Services of Alabama) provides information, do it yourself forms and instructions about a variety of civil subject matters.
 Alabama Access to Justice Helpful forms, descriptions, and links on a variety of civil subjects. Ask an attorney a question on Alabama Legal Answers.
Alabama Administrative Offices of Courts- Provides forms for filing a matter on your own
 Alabama State Bar Association Brochures- These describe different areas of Alabama law
 Alabama Tenants' Handbook-  Provides basic information for renters (rights and responsibilities under Alabama's landlord-tenant laws)
 Guide to Small Claims Court- This guide from the Alabama State Law Library is designed to help anyone who is suing or is being sued in Small Claims Court.   The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (Mobile) addresses FAQ's about Small Claims Court. to find legal resources outside the State of Alabama 


Foreclosure Resources:

Avoid Foreclosure Alabama Group of legal aid organizations working together to help Alabama homeowners keep their homes.
Hardest Hit Alabama is available for eligible homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments. 

Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service  

There are types of cases in which free legal service programs cannot assist (Fee generating cases including personal injury, criminal matters, filing for Social Security, Immigration and more). This service from the Alabama State Bar can assist you in hiring a paid private attorney. No more than $50 for a thirty minute consultation: 800-392-5660

 Community Resources

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program 800-826-1675 or 800-205-9986 

Area Agency on Aging Assists seniors and their families in providing and coordinating resources and services that enable seniors to maintain their independence. 1-800-AGE-LINE (800-243-5463).   

Center for Fair Housing Full service fair housing center, whose mission is "To advocate, enforce, and educate the communities we serve in order to promote more healthy and inclusive communities." (251) 479-1532 

Department of Human Resources Paternity Establishment and Child Support Enforcement, TANF, Child and Adult Protective Services

Baldwin County (251) 945-2400
 Clarke County (251) 275-7001
 Mobile County (251) 450-7000
 Washington County (251) 847-2239 

Domestic Violence Resources

Emergencies- 911 

Penelope House (Mobile, Escambia and Washington Counties) - (251) 342-8994 or 800-650-6522 

Lighthouse (Baldwin County) - (251) 947-6008 

Rape Crisis Center (Lifelines Counseling Services) - 800-718-7273 

Additional Resources: 

Housing First, Inc.  Serves Mobile and Baldwin Counties.  251-450-3345 
United Way 211 - Community Resource Directory- dial 2-1-1 or 800-239-1117
US Social Security Administration - Determines eligibility for retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. 

Online Resources 
 Baldwin (251) 928-2504
 Jackson (251) 246-6018
 Mobile (251) 593-1922